A ‘Fair Trade’ Cross-curricular Project

Created by Jill Wood

What was the school trying to achieve?

With a previous ‘citizenship’ project in recent years students were given the task of raising awareness of contemporary issues with the production of a visual outcome. However some students spent too long on fact-finding or began work without adequate knowledge of their chosen topic. In geography the artwork produced within the subject often incorporated collage but it lacked effective pictorial organisation or an awareness of the dynamics of colour or design. We wanted the students to develop this knowledge and to use these new design skills, gained from a study of the world of advertising, to produce a more sophisticated outcome.

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